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Total Score

8.4
1376 reviews
Recommended
(8.5)
Food
(8.5)
Service
(8.6)
Value for money
(7.5)
Atmosphere
(8.3)

dined on Fri, 29 Jun 2018

(4)
Food is fancy, but fancy doesn’t mean great. Sometimes it’s just too complex, and the execution time they put in to achieve a great look would be better spent if they were more picky about taste and texture.

dined on Thu, 28 Jun 2018

(7)
1 really good main, and 1 that was average.

dined on Mon, 25 Jun 2018

(9)
Food and service is great. The crab and avocado salad was very refreshing.

dined on Sun, 24 Jun 2018

(10)
A Brisbane favourite!! Great Value

dined on Sat, 23 Jun 2018

(1)
Had a booking for 8:15 were not eating till 10:15.

dined on Fri, 22 Jun 2018

(8)
Great veal and super sandcrab lasagne

dined on Sat, 16 Jun 2018

(3)
A disappointing experience given that this restaurant generally has a good reputation.

dined on Tue, 5 Jun 2018

(4)
We went to have the famous sand crab lasagne but it was not as how we have remembered it from many times dining here before. The Snapper fish of the day special was more like what you would get at a fish and chippery cafe and not up to the usual Il Centro standard we felt. Overall disappointing and the waiter leaning over the chair while telling us the specials for the day translates unprofessionallism across the table.

dined on Sun, 3 Jun 2018

(8)
Delicious dinner, generous portions and friendly staff.
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Specials

Valentine's Day - Two Course $90pp

Spoil you loved one with us a Il Centro with stunning views of the Brisbane River. 2 x Course $90.00 first sitting We require full payment for this event. Oysters natural with gremolata and chardonnay vinaigrette $5 each Crusty bread PRIMI (choice of) Burrata Handmade burrata with grilled zucchini, hazelnuts, vincotto and EVOOi Vitello tonnato Thinly sliced braised veal served cold with mayonnaise tuna, berry capers and lemon zest Arancini Truffle arancini with Taleggio cheese, mushroom puree, crispy pancetta and goat curd Calamari Light dusted squids with chilli, squid ink vinaigrette, romesco sauce and baby gem Lasagne alla Granseola Il Centro’s famous sand crab lasagne with creamed crustacean sauce SECONDI (choice of) Porchetta Roasted free range Gooralie pork belly with celeriac puree, roasted potato, squash, green olive tapenade, hazelnut and truffle pecorino Filetto di Manzo Char grilled, grass fed Dawson Valley (QLD) eye fillet with semi dried tomatoes frittata, asparagus, balsamic onion and red wine jus Scaloppine Parmesan crumbed veal scaloppine with fettuccine carbonara, crispy prosciutto and sautéed spinach Ravioli Porcini mushroom and ricotta ravioli with black garlic, crispy sage, hazelnut and truffle pecorino Filetto di Pesce Crispy skin fish of the day filet with squid ink risotto, heirloom tomatoes and white asparagus Sides (choice of) Fagiolini Green beans with caramelized onions, semi dried tomatoes, smoked almonds and crispy parmesan Patate Fritte Beer battered chips with lemon and rosemary salt Rucola Rocket leaves with pear, roasted walnuts, parmesan and balsamic dressing DOLCI (choice of) Cannoli al cioccolato Cannoli with white and dark Valhrona chocolate mousse, pistacchio crumb and Nutella ice cream Tiramisu Il Centro's tiramisu with, vanilla mascarpone and espresso ice cream Semifreddo Peach semifreddo with uamaretto crumble, Florentine biscuit and aperol sorbet Formaggio A selection of cheeses - green apple and apricot chutney
When
14 Feb 2019
Thu 5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
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Valentine's Day- Three Course $120pp

Spoil you loved one with us a Il Centro with stunning views of the Brisbane River. 3 x course $120.00 second sitting We require full payment for this event. Oysters natural with gremolata and chardonnay vinaigrette $5 each Crusty bread PRIMI (choice of) Burrata Handmade burrata with grilled zucchini, hazelnuts, vincotto and EVOOi Vitello tonnato Thinly sliced braised veal served cold with mayonnaise tuna, berry capers and lemon zest Arancini Truffle arancini with Taleggio cheese, mushroom puree, crispy pancetta and goat curd Calamari Light dusted squids with chilli, squid ink vinaigrette, romesco sauce and baby gem Lasagne alla Granseola Il Centro’s famous sand crab lasagne with creamed crustacean sauce SECONDI (choice of) Porchetta Roasted free range Gooralie pork belly with celeriac puree, roasted potato, squash, green olive tapenade, hazelnut and truffle pecorino Filetto di Manzo Char grilled, grass fed Dawson Valley (QLD) eye fillet with semi dried tomatoes frittata, asparagus, balsamic onion and red wine jus Scaloppine Parmesan crumbed veal scaloppine with fettuccine carbonara, crispy prosciutto and sautéed spinach Ravioli Porcini mushroom and ricotta ravioli with black garlic, crispy sage, hazelnut and truffle pecorino Filetto di Pesce Crispy skin fish of the day filet with squid ink risotto, heirloom tomatoes and white asparagus Sides (choice of) Fagiolini Green beans with caramelized onions, semi dried tomatoes, smoked almonds and crispy parmesan Patate Fritte Beer battered chips with lemon and rosemary salt Rucola Rocket leaves with pear, roasted walnuts, parmesan and balsamic dressing DOLCI (choice of) Cannoli al cioccolato Cannoli with white and dark Valhrona chocolate mousse, pistacchio crumb and Nutella ice cream Tiramisu Il Centro's tiramisu with, vanilla mascarpone and espresso ice cream Semifreddo Peach semifreddo with uamaretto crumble, Florentine biscuit and aperol sorbet Formaggio A selection of cheeses - green apple and apricot chutney
When
14 Feb 2019
Thu 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Valentine's Day Banquet 8+ people

Full payment required for this menu of $90pp Ciabatta: Toasted ciabatta bread with tomato, garlic and olive oil Primi Vitello tonnato Thinly sliced braised veal served cold with mayonnaise tuna, berry capers and lemon zest Lasagna Il Centro’s famous sand crab lasagna with creamed crustacean sauce Caprese Buffalo mozzarella with vine ripened tomato, basil, grilled artichokes and balsamic glaze Secondi Tagliata di manzo Char grilled, grain fed, Darling Downs (QLD) Wagyu hanger steak with heirloom zucchini, red capsicum, salsa verde and red wine jus Pasta allo scoglio Saffron linguine with tiger prawns, fish of the day, black lip mussels, Moreton bay bug, cherry tomato, chilly, garlic and white wine sauce Fagiolini Green beans with caramelized onions, dried tomatoes, smoked almonds and crispy parmesan Patate arrosto Duck fat potatoes roasted with garlic, crispy cotechino, dried tomatoes and thyme Dessert Tiramisu Il Centro's tiramisu with vanilla mascarpone and espresso ice cream
Min. people
8
When
14 Feb 2019
Thu 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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About Il Centro

Class and comfort Il Centro is like a pair of comfortable shoes - not too flashy, but reliable, resilient and always a good fit. The food isn't over the top, but it is extremely tasty! Ease yourself into the comfortable, elegant decor and be waited on by attentive staff. Chef Catherine Anders has created a finger-licking Italian inspired menu bursting with fresh and familiar flavours. Try the delectable squid ink risotto with scallops and pickled fennel, or indulge in the intricate Moreton Bay bugs with oyster mushrooms, chestnuts and gnocchi and the unusual (but yummy) sweet corn sauce. However, the show stopper here is Il Centro’s infamous sand crab lasagne, which is rich and deliciously creamy. There are wines to match each and every dish, both local and imported, and sommelier Shawn Gomes’s is there to guide you. Desserts too are popular and aren’t to be missed so make sure you save room! For a meal that is bound to please, slip into Il Centro for a night of comfort and satisfaction - you’re guaranteed to try it on again. Best dish: sand crab lasagne

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